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The ancient tradition of Venetian 'cuoridoro'
di Camillo Tonini

There are only a few places in Venice where you may see the cuoridoro (lit. ‘goldhearts’, due to the similarity of the Italian words for hearts-cuori and leather-cuoi) a set of manufacts that originated in thirteenth-century southern Spain to later spread out to Constantinople and Venice. In the sixteenth century, Venice counted over seventy shops that made them as well as active and lucrative trade of the same.

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